9 series that will get you off you ass and make you feel good about it
Of course this series is great! It is considered to be (one of) the greatest sports anime/manga of all time! When this series got hot during the 90’s, there was a huge boom of young basketball players in Asia. Many sports anime/manga still follow the structure of how this series is built. After finishing this series you’ll be wanting to hoop at your local outdoor court or even get a membership at some rec league, all the while meeting some friends.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
“WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!” What makes a man? Is it the duties he performs or the reasons behind them? Do we even need rationality when we have a SHOUNEN HEART!? Oh wait you’re a girl? Yeah so you want to date a real man! Well this series will show you how to become honorable and that no matter how big your dream, however small you are, as long as your heart has what it takes, you’re good for anything that comes your way!
Sakamichi no Appolon
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Jazz music has disappeared from the world of mainstream music but Sakamichi reminds us that jazz is still a great genre. Jazz music is a metaphor for life. There really isn’t a structure, it’s fluid and takes the shape of whatever it feels like-like life! Sakamichi will inspire you to look into jazz, or maybe just make you hum the soundtrack whenever you’re by yourself.
Wait, just let me finish. If you’re around 20 years old, you went through this age! If you Gwere into beyblades as a child you probably thought you were the best at it, ever. You probably thought that you were the best to ever do it, and you probably had some kind of emotional attachment to your bay. To this day, whenever I’m by a toy section I see Beyblades and I just want to LET IT RIP
Great Teacher Onizuka
GTO, provides the world with one of the greatest characters in anime/manga. Onizuka sensei is a hard boiled teacher who takes over a class full of delinquents and miscreants. This series reminds us that everybody has their back story, and that just because someone acts a certain way, it doesn’t mean that that’s how they truly feel. Also inspired 2 live action television series and a live action film.
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Hajime no Ippo
Football is a sport played with 11 players on the field at all times. That means that in order for one to succeed on the field they must create strong bonds with 10 other players. Some consider football to be the ultimate team sport, it’s evident in Eyeshield 21. The brilliant thing about E21 is that most of the players in this series on the protagonist team are new to the game. And as viewers (especially ones that don’t know jack about football), we grow with them as well. And no, this might not exactly push you to tryout for your local or school team. Maybe you’ll understand why Americans are so passionate about football, because it really is just that great.